There are few silver coins for sale from the Perth Mint that rival the popularity of the Silver Koala. These beautiful silver coins have been available from the mint since 2007, and like many other popular annual releases, you’ll find a new reverse design of the Silver Australian Koala with each yearly release. Right now, the 2017 1 Kilo Silver Australian Koala Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Perth Mint black clamshell box with themed shipper.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Mintage limited to 300 coins only!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
- An all-new Koala design for 2017 graces the reverse.
Each of these 2017 1 Kilo Silver Australian Koala Coins is available to you inside of the original black clamshell display box of the Perth Mint. The coins come with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity courtesy of the mint.
The koala is one of Australia’s most beloved native species. A member of the marsupial species, koalas are typically nocturnal creatures that spend most of their day sleeping. In fact, the koala can spend on average up to 20 hours each day sleeping, waking only to move and eat.
Silver Australian Koala coins were introduced by Perth Mint in 2007, the first expansion in its annual release silver bullion offerings since the 1990 introduction of the Silver Australian Kookaburra coin. Like its predecessor the Kookaburra, the Koala coins always have a new design on the reverse face of the coin.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 Kilo Silver Australian Koala is the image of the native marsupial as it sits at the base of a eucalyptus tree in the Outback. Engravings include the name of the coin series above the design field, and the year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content below the field.
The obverse of all Silver Australian Koala coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. On the throne since 1952, Her Majesty has appeared on British and commonwealth coinage since that time and has her effigy updated periodically to reflect her age. This is the fourth-generation depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley created in 1998.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia. Though it was once a primary minting facility, and currently the oldest operating facility in Australia, it is not connected to the federal government. Australia’s sovereign mint is the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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